Cramps & period pain
Is period pain normal?
time to suffer. We'll dive into the causes of period pain and cramping here and explore solutions to this issue.
What causes my cramps?
Other medical conditions
Sometimes underlying medical conditions can be the cause of painful cramps. If you suspect please go to the doctor as the following conditions can also be responsible for painful cramps:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Cervical Stenosis
Movements that engage and open your core, hips, and lower body can help relieve your pain while encouraging flexibility and flow. The mental focus of yoga can also help you balance mind and body, reducing sensations of pain. Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose) is a great way to soothe those nerves while remaining seated. Watch a video of Raquel Laniado here demonstrating 9 poses for your period.
Heating pads, hot water bottles, heat mats… hey, some people even use their laptop or a cuddly cat placed on their womb area to give a warming sensation and ease pain.
Reducing levels of caffeine and alcohol consumption one week prior to and during your period can help diminish cramps. While you may be reducing your consumption of certain foods and drinks during this time, don’t treat it as a trial to be overcome—create rituals out of new non-alcoholic cocktails and particularly delicious herbal teas. Incorporating herbs Closely linked and often synonymous with food consumption is the way we can incorporate herbs into our daily lives to reduce cramps and ease pain. Some of our favorite herbs are: Passionflower, mugwort, black cohosh root, ginger root, lemon verbena, motherwort, and hemp.